It’s opulent…velvet in the mouth. I’m talking about a red Chateauneuf du Pape, shared with us by senior contributor, wine broker Alex Province. One gorgeous sip and I knew we had a winner.
Faith and wine experts Alex Province and Mark Raymond share their wine selections for the 2016 holiday season and explain why the wines pair perfectly with roasted beef tenderloin, turkey, or any centerpiece dish you’re likely to serve for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, or any special-occasion meal.
This is one of Faith’s all-time favorite red wines to drink at the holidays, or anytime. This luscious Spanish beauty costs about $20 a bottle but drinks like a $40 bottle.
Introducing Santa Carolina Reserva – Cabernet Sauvignon – 2014. Do we ever love finding good new world wines from Chile, and this one’s terrific, dark ruby in the glass, and tasting of blackberry, chocolate, coffee and plum.
This holiday-worthy favorite has explosively vibrant flavors reminiscent of strawberry and raspberry jams, and a velvety smooth texture. It’s got just enough acidity to balance the fruit and make it mouth-watering.